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About 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Welcome to 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, chef-owned and operated for more than two decades. We are dedicated to serving both modern and contemporary French cuisine inspired by seasonal local ingredients. We believe this lends a unique approach to this time-honored cuisine. With a grassroots initiative, almost every dish is prepared from scratch using exceptional care in the procurement of every ingredient. In this way, we pay respect to the community by finding new ways to support Santa Fe’s unique culture of food and art. French food is much more than the classic dishes we all have learned to know and love. It is a philosophy within its composition and a discipline in its technique. Using carefully selected ingredients, we look for ways to enhance a dish rather than overwhelm it. This is where the dance begins between the food and the wine.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
French, Seafood, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Between West Alameda and Paseo De Peralta
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar has ample, convenient parking (a luxury in downtown Santa Fe) located directly across the street from the restaurant. The parking lot is open from 5:30 until closing, and parking is free.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
The wine list is outstanding although the lack of available corkage fees in New Mexico means wine prices in Santa Fe are marked up 3 1/2 times retail.
The oyster selection is superb. The fois gras and the squash blossom beignets are particularly fine although the wilted spinach salad with crispy lardons is wonderful, as well. Both the sea bass and the veal flank steak with morel mushrooms were perfect. The desserts of tirimasu and cherry strudel were excellent.
This is a fine restaurant in a city of good restaurants.
One of the worst restaurants in SF.
The server was wonderful. It was quiet because no one was there. Promising menu but dreadful food. Soft shell crab special was awful. Unpeeled, uncooked eggplant and pitiful baby boy choy accompanied a previously frozen crab.
Sorry to waste a dining night on this.
We go to Santa Fe about every 2 years and make a point to eat at the 315 at least once. The food and service are always top notch. My husband loves a certain dish there and when looking beforehand, noticed it wasn't in the menu. We requested it prior to our visit. They could not fill our request but we were impressed with the way they handled it - checked with us initially and then called to say they could not fill it. All 4 of us ordered the salmon and it was wonderful! The reason for only 4 stars on ambiance was because of the noise level. We did make our reservation for 7:00 right after the "happy hour" and were seated near the bar. It was still very crowded and loud. So, if you go in Tues., make your reservation later than 7:00.
Would have given the restaurant 5 stars but the salad was king of crappy. We had the beet and ricotta cheese salad and we decided they must have only had one beet for the whole night because they were virtually non existent. I also did not like what they did to the ricotta cheese. Otherwise the smoke trout was very tasty and the soft shell crab was excellent. Oh... and the fried brussel sprouts were to die for. The atmosphere was really nice. We would have had desert but ran out of time. The prices weren't bad for Santa Fe!
We went for the fixed price menu and the music. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud diners and we could barely hear the music.
The soup was outstanding, the suckling pig was tasteless but the big disappointment were the accompaniments, cabbage?! And a tasteless rice mix.
We'll have to leave 315 a rest for a while and hope next time is better.
Delightful evening at 315 as usual, this time celebrating a birthday. Louis, the Chef, is a terrific host and his creations very delicious. We all love his raw oyster selection, which are always so fresh and wonderful and can be paired with numerous wines off the extensive wine list. Always a great evening at Restaurant 315!
Delicious cuisine from start to finish. Extensive wine menu but most importantly a sommelier to provide suggestions. Our table had the salmon, vegetarian mushroom strudel, and the halibut plates. All were delicious. Our wine selection was the Mount Veeder Winery Cab which we all loved. For desert, we chose the banana crepes. A very delightful experience and highly recommended.
we went for our daughters bd. The server was very knowledgeable and efficient. Her suggestions were spot on. We started with the grilled shrimp and a Caesar salad. Both were delicious. My husband and daughter had salmon and sea bass which they both enjoyed. I had the duck. It didn't have crispy crust but was delicious and perfectly prepared. They gave our daughter a dessert and 2 etched wine glasses for her BD. We loved it and would definitely return.
315 is a great neighborhood bar with a fantastic wine list, teriffic food and some fine spirits. The great bar menu is reasonably priced, the fish and steak are always on the mark and the vegetables are marvelous. The waitnstaff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend 315 enough. Food and spirits, plus wonderful ambience. put 315 up there with any other top restaurant in town.
We visited for Mother's Day and had a wonderful meal in a relaxed but gracious atmosphere. We started with oysters (tender), an arugula salad (very fresh & tender), then to the French onion soup which was the best item we tasted. It was very rich and thick with onions, bread and cheese. The only disappointment was the entree - chicken cordon blue. Three of us chose this entree and all three felt the chicken was dry and chewy- overdone. The appetizer, salad and soup were so wonderful that we will be back - just will pass on the chicken dish next time.
There were three of us. Two dinner entrees were fine. The lamb chops were ordere to be "medium" and they were "rare" Lamb chops don't taste good--they don't have taste--when they are rare. So that entrée was a disappointment. I didn't think it was possible to do lamb chops badly but 315 did. As for the "mille feuille" desert, it was very poor-- heavy, soggy, unappetizing--all the things this pastry should not be. Boy, 315 needs a new pastry cook.
The service was good, professional, efficient, responsive. Most restaurants, when busy, are noisy and 315 I no exception. I've eaten at 315 several times before and it was excellent.
This was a Sunday night and think that had something to do with the food. Was ok, lamb was medium when asked for medium rare. Duck was great. Still noisy even on a Sunday evening. Bar always has great activity. Don't pass just because of a off night, a Sunday night no less.
Tuesday evening special 5-7PM - Half price oysters on the half shell + half price bottles of wine! What's not to like?! Extensive quality wine list, excellent fresh oyster selection, outstanding fresh entrées made with local ingredients.
It was our first time to visit the restaurant, which is amazing considering that they have been in business for more than 22 years. That in itself says something about the restaurant. Santa Fe is an extremely competitive restaurant market. Several long established places have gone out of business during the five years that my wife and I have lived in Santa Fe.
That being said, let me conclude by confirming that the food, service and ambiance were exceptional. It's only open in the evenings and reservations are recommended.
My lady (from New Hampshire) loved the oysters. Presentation and price outstanding, as was my Roclette. They put us at a small table for two initially, but moved us (unasked) to a much nicer and larger corner table when they had a cancellation. Servers were very friendly and didn't rush us. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
We regularly come here--love the ambience and the high quality ingredients and preparation. Traditional French bistro fare, with many specials every night. The warm escarole salad with lentils and goat cheese fondue was really exceptional--great taste and consistency. The scallops and shrimp kebab with hunter sauce was also exceptional, as was the poached pear dessert. The beef wellington had wonderful flavor, but the dough was not crisp--think it would be better if it had been made as an individual portion. Overall, one of our favorite places in Santa Fe. The chef takes his work seriously and treats the food with respect.
Five stars plus! Not only is the food presentation beautiful but the taste is incredible. We picked this restaurant due to online recommendation and ate there 2 out of 3 nights while vacationing in Santa Fe; the third night we went by for dessert & after dinner drinks. Owner/chef Louis was "out and about" and was charming, gracious, and knowledgeable about any topic. Our server, Kim, was outstanding, never rushing us but always nearby if we needed her.
Looking for great food, fun place with friends, AND unbelievable value? 315Bistro is your place for all the above. Tuesday is half bottle wine night. Find a great wine that you would never think to order and get it for half price Tuesday night. Love oysters. Look no further. $1.50 oysters from 5-7pm. I love this place.
Somewhat expensive but a comfy small bar with great happy hour--oysters. You can stay at bar for dinner if you wish. Happy hour and dinner $100 each. Good parking across street which is a plus in SFe. Bartenders efficient and friendly. Food and wine very good. I'll go back.
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